Italian design is normally associated with providing sleek, upmarket style and attitude with little regard for the cost, however this new Azimut Atlantis 43 is staking a claim by declaring itself one third cheaper than it's rivals in the market. Alex Smith goes aboard to take a closer look.
The upper deck is designed, to some extent, with one eye on the accommodation below decks. The helmsman himself benefits from a double-width seat, but to port of the helm station, instead of a seat, there is a sun bed, of sorts. It makes sense when you appreciate the size of the retractable bimini in the hard top, but it's still an unusual feature to have inside a boat.
With headroom downstairs at 1.9 metres and sleeping room for seven, the Atlantis 43 offers class leading accommodation at a very competitive price. The sun bed in place of a copilot seat above, creates space for a third cabin, while the dinette converts into a single berth.
Read the full Azimut Atlantis 43 review. For an interesting comparison, see our Bavaria Sport 450 Coupe video or read the full-length Galeon 300 Fly review.